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Speed Limit Reduction Ineffective at Traffic Calming: MNDOT

MNDOT released a video yesterday about speed limits and research.

The key takeaway on this: reducing the posted speed limit has no impact on actual driver behavior in the absence of speed traps and heavy enforcement.

Speed Limits: Why Do We Have Them?

Shouldn’t surprise anyone, honestly. In the absence of additional traffic calming, just slapping a different number on a roadway will be ignored by the average citizen. It’s cheap. And it’s ineffective.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.